Kinto Sol is a Latin Hip Hop group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The group consists of three brothers: DJ Payback Garcia (Javier García), El Chivo (Eduardo García) and Skribe (Manuel García); originally from Iramuco, Guanajuato, Mexico, they moved to the US at a very young age due to financial struggle. They rap mainly in Spanish, fusing traditional Mexican music with hip hop beats that makes their sound original and like no other. They own their own independent record label, Virus Enterprises LLC, which specializes in Latin Hip Hop.
The group’s name is a phonetic spelling of “quinto sol” (fifth sun) with a little hip hop twist, and is taken from an Aztec legend in which the Fifth Sun will be the last one to set in this lifetime. The Aztec’s calendar was so sophisticated that even NASA is studying it to this day. The calendar stops at the year 2012 as the myth explains.
Their latest album Los Hijos Del Maiz was awarded the best Latin Hip Hop album of the year for its content and best sales history. El Chivo has also released two independent solo albums. His latest album, Cicatrices reached number 5 on the Latin Billboard charts “Latin Rhythm Album” and it was an independent release with no backing of a major record label.